Question about Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer
I have cleaned the drums and that did not work. HELP!!!!!!!
Laser printers work by creating latent images on a rotating, light-sensitive drum and then attracting toner to exposed points on that drum. If any point on the drum’s light-sensitive surface is damaged, you may notice that toner is always attracted to that point, thereby transferring to the final page and appearing as a repeating mark. Because the drum is a cylinder, such marks will appear at equal distances down the page, corresponding to each rotation of the drum (maybe every two inches, for example).
The only solution to this problem is to replace the drum. For most low-cost home printers, the drum is part of the toner assembly and is automatically replaced each time you install a new toner cartridge (which explains part of the cartridge’s high cost). More industrial-strength laser printers place the drum on a separate EP (electrophotographic) “engine” that can be replaced in just a few easy steps. Check your printer’s documentation and replace the appropriate assembly (or have someone do it for you), and the repeating marks should go away.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
Dear user of Brother HL-2040,
Micromaster was correct to explain the mechanism of drum. Since Brother HL-2040 is a low cost home printers, the drum is seperated from the toner and the drum unit.
You have replaced the drum but if you are handy enough, do take out the fuser assembly and try to clean it up too since some toner are very sticky to the Fuser Assembly. Fuser Assembly for this unit is located almost at the back of the printer and consist of two(2) rotating drum. Orange colour for the Rubber Roller and Dark Color for the Heating Drum.
To take it our, you need to do the following:-
1) remove the rear cover
2) remove the side cover
3) remove the top cover
4) remove the black paper guide at the back of the printer
5) remove the white paper guide at the top of the fuser assembly.
6) remove the fuser assembly (2 screws) and the cables white cable on one side and grey cable attaching to the other side of the fuser assembly.
7) Clean the fuser assembly.
8) reinstalled them.
Taking out the paper guide cover is tricky since you need to take out at a certain angle.
Posted on May 12, 2008
Buy a real laser printer and stop buying the cheapest thing you see. (it always cost more in the end and soon your end may be too sore to bare it)
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try taking out your toners, and on the drum you will see a green button which you can slide from side to side (it's on each of the colored slots). Make sure you put the the white plastic cover up and then it will slide. I hope this will help you.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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